The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of the UNbased in Geneva,is the apexintergovernmental body dealing with IPR’s. Besides there are various international organizations implementing a number of global treaties in the realm of intellectual property.
In India the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the Department of Science and Technology (TIFAC),are concerned with issues relating to IPR’s. Other bodies include apex chambers of commerce such as CII , FICCI, ASSOCHAM etc.
Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications.
Intellectual property is divided into two categories –
- Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications.
- Copyright covers literary works (such as novels, poems and plays), films, music, artistic works (e.g., drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures) and architectural design. Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonograms in their recordings, and broadcasters in their radio and television programs.